Nos. 13-31296, 13-31299, 13-31302.

785 F.3d 1003 (2015)

In re DEEPWATER HORIZON. Lake Eugenie Land & Development, Incorporated; et al., Plaintiffs Plaintiffs' Steering Committee, Appellee v. BP Exploration & Production, Incorporated; BP America Production Company; BP, P.L.C., Defendants-Appellants v. Sealed Appellees, Claimants-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.

May 8, 2015.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Stephen Jay Herman, Esq. , Soren E. Gisleson, Esq. , Herman Herman & Katz, L.L.C., New Orleans, LA, James Parkerson Roy , Domengeaux, Wright, Roy & Edwards, Lafayette, LA, Elizabeth Joan Cabraser , Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, L.L.P., San Francisco, CA, Samuel Issacharoff (argued), New York University, New York, N.Y., for Appellee.

Theodore B. Olson , Miguel Angel Estrada , Thomas George Hungar (argued), Scott Payne Martin , Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, L.L.P., Jeffrey Bossert Clark, Sr., Esq. , Kirkland & Ellis, L.L.P., Kevin Michael Downey , Williams & Connolly, L.L.P., Washington, DC, George Howard Brown, Esq. , Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, L.L.P., Palo Alto, CA, Richard Cartier Godfrey, Esq. , James Andrew Langan, Esq. , Kirkland & Ellis, L.L.P., Chicago, IL, Don Keller Haycraft , Liskow & Lewis, P.L.C., New Orleans, LA, for Defendant-Appellant.

Zachary Logan Wool , Barrios, Kingsdorf & Casteix, L.L.P., New Orleans, LA, for Amici Curiae.

Before BENAVIDES, PRADO, and GRAVES, Circuit Judges.

In these consolidated cases, BP Exploration & Production, Inc., BP America Production Company, and BP p.l.c. (collectively "BP") appeals three Deepwater Horizon-related settlement awards it paid to nonprofits through its Court-Supervised Settlement Program (CSSP). The district court denied discretionary...

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